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Lent For Everyone: Matthew Year A

This is the follow-up to the massively successful Lent for Everyone: Luke Year C, bringing Lent reading to a new audience. The book gently takes the reader through the designated Lectionary readings for every day of Lent and Easter. The Bible readings are Tom Wright's own clear and accessible translations from Matthew for Everyone (SPCK, 2002). Each passage is followed by a freshly written reflection and a prayer that will help readers to ponder the relevance of Matthew's Gospel for their own lives. Suitable for both individual and group study and reflection, Tom Wright's Lent book will allow readers to make Matthew their own, thoughtfully and prayerfully. It will help to make the journey through Lent a period of rich discovery and growth.

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (March 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0281062218

ISBN-13: 978-0281062218

Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Even if you don't follow the Christian Year, this book of daily Scripture readings and devotions takes you through the entire Gospel of St Matthew in just six weeks! I have liked Tom Wright's tours through St Mark (Series B) and St Luke (Series C) in previous years. I can't think of a better way to prepare myself for the days of Holy Week and Easter!

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book goes through the entire Gospel of Matthew during the Lenten season. It breaks it down into daily bites, not too large to be cumbersome. And if you're even more stressed for time, like I usually am, the author breaks it further down into the exact portion of the daily reading that he wants you to focus on. This brings it down from a 5-10 minute reading to a 1-2 minute reading. This has made it so much easier for me, because I will admit, even though I have a daily Bible reading plan, I don't do it every day. I don't have time. I tend to catch myself up in groups of 3-4 days.After the gospel reading is the author's commentary. This commentary relates to both modern day life to make it more understandable for us, and brings it into context of how the early Christians and Jews would comprehend it. This explanation of the early Christians and Jews really helped me to understand their culture more, instead of seeing them as ancient people who are far removed from our own reality.Finally, after the author's commentary is a very short prayer, bringing everything to a beautiful and concise close.I really enjoyed this book, and continue to use it throughout this season of Lent.

The author is too evangelical for me but he has corrected lots of misconceptions, particularly about Pauline theology.However, it is a good Lent book as it uses different styles and approaches to help the reader enter into the story.However, I wish he wouldn’t spell out YHWH

This has been a wonderful journey through Lent to Easter. Tom Wright has presented a such easy to read and easy to comprehend study. It has been a great inspiration to both of us.Tom's version of the scriptures has also been interesting.Cant wait until next Lent to study Tom Wright's Year B Lent for everyone

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